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Glastonbury Power

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An investigation by Peter France
Four hundred people wait on a hill for dawn on Midsummer Day ... 12,000 annually make a pilgrimage to a ruined monastery ... Others wait for the New Albion promised by the legends surrounding King Arthur....
No place in Britain is richer in myth and legend than Glastonbury. Did Joseph of Arimathea bring the Holy Grail here? Did King Arthur hold court here? Is the Tor the centre of Zodiacal signs which give it unseen power?
Peter France talks to people involved in all these questions and asks literary scholars, archaeologists, clergy and a professor of social psychology why Glastonbury has such power to satisfy so many and conflicting needs and outlooks. Producer PETER FIRTH (Bristol)
Arthur, Avalon and Sedgemoor: Monday 9.30 pm Radio 3. Sages on the Tor: page 4

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